LSPA Summer Institute
June 11-15, 2019
The Louisiana Scholastic Press Association hosts a Journalism Institute each summer on the campus of Louisiana State University. The program, which provides an intensive five-day training program for rising high school sophomores, juniors, seniors and incoming college freshmen, is sponsored by the Manship School of Mass Communication.
The program’s mission is to provide students with the skills needed to produce top-notch scholastic media, including newspapers, broadcast and multimedia. Students work closely with faculty and media professionals. They build strong journalism skills and receive a preview of the college experience, while spending four nights under supervision in one of LSU’s residential facilities.
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Build Your Skills In...
- Multimedia production
- Social media
LSPA’s Summer Institute helps you explore and experiment, bringing to class your own journalistic skills and unique point of view. The program gives you an understanding of where journalism and journalists are headed in the digital world.
What will I be doing?
LSPA’s Summer Journalism Institute helps you explore and experiment, bringing to class your own journalistic skills and unique point of view. The program gives you an understanding of multiplatform journalism. You will learn the fundamentals of media: writing, editing, design, videography, photography and more. You’ll discover new techniques and tools to improve your skills as well as the quality of your school’s publications and broadcasts. Activities include workshops, production projects and guest speakers. In particular, two guest speakers at the 2019 LSPA Summer Journalism Institute will be LSU Women’s Gymnastics Coach D-D Breaux and LSU School of Veterinary Medicine Communications Manager Ginger Guttner.
Where will I stay?
You will stay in a residence hall located on the LSU campus. Most meals will be in LSU dining halls. Manship School faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students will closely supervise all activities.
What is the cost?
The program fee is $450, which covers housing, meals, and costs for materials and activities. Participants are responsible for travel expenses to and from the LSU campus.
The Louisiana Scholastic Press Association reaches out to high schools through an annual conference each fall, providing for an exchange of ideas, workshops and team building exercises. Additionally, LSPA sponsors a yearbook, newspaper and broadcast competition in which high schools vie for trophies. LSPA is housed in the Journalism Building, home to the Manship School of Mass Communication. Its membership is open to any Louisiana high school student media program. All teachers who advise to high school newspapers, yearbooks, broadcast stations, web entities or social media are invited to join the LSPA and to attend the annual conference. For more information, email: email@example.com.